Abstract| Volume 57, ISSUE 3, P418-419, September 2019

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Neuropsychiatric Sequelae in Adolescents With Acute Synthetic Cannabinoid Toxicity

Anderson SA, Oprescu MA, Callelo D, et al. Pediatrics. 2019;144(2):e20182690
      Amongst users of synthetic cannabinoids, adolescents make up the largest group that present to the Emergency Department. Compared to tetrahydrocannabinol (cannabinoids), synthetic cannabinoids (SC) have more adverse cardiotoxic and neurotoxic effects, especially in pediatric populations. Patients seek medical attention after SC abuse 30 times more than cannabis. The acute neuropsychiatric toxicities that adolescents experience after SC abuse are poorly understood. The goal of this study was to better characterize the neuropsychiatric toxicities of SC use compared to cannabis.
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